handlebar

[han-dl-bahr]
noun
  1. Usually handlebars.
    1. the curved steering bar of a bicycle, motorcycle, etc., placed in front of the rider and gripped by the hands.
    2. handlebar moustache.
  2. a bar or rod, usually of metal and having a handle at one end, used for handling, guiding, or maneuvering some object.

Origin of handlebar

First recorded in 1885–90; handle + bar1
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Word Origin and History for handlebar
n.

also handle-bar, 1867 in reference to bicycles, from handle (n.) + bar (n.1). Of mustaches, first recorded 1933.

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